Seniors present findings at research symposium

Senior Cody Durr presents his findings "The Effects of Conflict Resolution Priming on Reasoning Test Scores"
Senior Cody Durr presents his findings into “The Effects of Conflict Resolution Priming on Reasoning Test Scores”

Four Schuylerville High School seniors presented the findings of their three-year research projects during the Independent Research Science Symposium on Thursday, June 8. Noelle Mercurio, Kaleigh Gale, Owen Carlstrom and Cody Durr were part of the Independent Research course, which allows students to experience science first-hand through a topic of their choosing.

“For the past three years, these students have worked closely with scientists and authors of articles they have studied,” said teacher David Conneally. “They have formed incredible relationships, done extensive research and have mastered the scientific method.”

During the event, juniors in the Independent Research course presented their proposed research for their senior year. Guest speaker Bridget Alber, a 2015 Schuylerville High School graduate and valedictorian, shared some of the research she is currently working on at the University of Binghamton and explained to the audience and the students how you can relate the scientific process to life.